Glenn’s on merit

James Glenn sealed an emphatic victory in the Durham County Order of Merit by capturing two of the final three events of the season.

The Brancepeth and Bishop Auckland player opened up a healthy lead in the order of merit when he retained the Ravensworth Bowl and, while he missed out at Brancepeth in the Leonard Crawley Medal – where England cap Andrew Wilson triumphed again, Glenn made sure of top spot when he won the final event, the Bishop Auckland Bowl, over his home course.

James posted rounds of 70 and 71 to finish three under-par before sealing victory at the first hole of the playoff against Jamie Birkbeck
(69-72) with a birdie.

Victories in the Keith Shivers Bowl at Heworth, where he set a new course record of 64, and the Ravensworth Bowl, where he defeated Alnmouth’s Andrew Minnikin in a three-hole playoff after both players shot rounds of 68 and 69, put him in the driving seat.

He topped the order of merit with 895 points with Bishop Auckland and Durham teammate Stefan Labuschagne, winner of the North Yorks and South Durham Championship, in second place on 715. Boldon’s Gavin Nesbit was third with 540, South Moor’s Chris Handy fourth on 480 and Heworth’s Will Marshall fifth with 400.